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Parent Blows Whistle on Teacher Promotion of Obama Internship

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 1, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Ballooning Education Bill

The Race to the Top program is yet another federal scheme to bribe taxpayers with their own money. Unfortunately, state governments eager to receive handouts from Washington prefer to beg at the federal table for scraps rather than try to raise necessary monies directly. Nevertheless, the United States will not achieve educational excellence by…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 31, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

A Roommate is a Roommate? Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

A Roommate is a Roommate? Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

Albert Mohler

Author, Speaker, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary



Kayla Eland and Lindon Pronto are roommates at Pitzer College in California. They, along with students at a growing number of colleges and universities, are pioneering a new trend — coed roommates.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Eland and Pronto "are not a couple and neither is gay." The paper adds, "They are just… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on March 30, 2010 at 7:34am — No Comments

School Children Drafted to Protest Against Tea Party 3-26-10

K-12 Children took a "field trip" on public school buses to the TEA Party on Friday at the Capitol and were handed professionally pre-printed protest signs by their teachers and told to stand out on the street to protest against the TEA Party. Hello? Is this a good way to spend our tax dollars? Is this a good way to treat our children? Is this the way we want our teachers to behave? This is a new low and that is getting harder to accomplish these days.

Added by Harry Mathews on March 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Report: Arizona schools score poorly on reading tests

Arizona's eighth-graders were in first grade when the No Child Left Behind Act became law, but, like the nation's eighth-graders, their average reading scores have stagnated since the act's debut in 2002, according to the latest annual "Nation's Report Card" results released Wednesday.

The state's eighth-graders remain 4 points behind the national average, placing Arizona 41st among states and the District of Columbia. Arizona's fourth-graders lag 10 points behind the national average,… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on March 25, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

Our next meeting

We will schedule our next meeting soon. In the mean time i would like for everyone to put into writing (A paragraph - or much more if you like) how you think we might solve the issues we discussed tonight. Pick one issue or several. Share your thoughts and insights. We can discuss each and fomulate our solutions.

Also, please think about preparing a 5 minute presentation that can be given to a local TEA Party group or shared so that other members can do likewise.

Thanks…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 22, 2010 at 10:22pm — 3 Comments

East Valley Education Committee Meeting 3-22-10

EAST VALLEY EDUCATION ACTION COMMITTEE

REPORT FOR MARCH 22, 2010

IDENTIFYING ISSUES / FORMULATING SOLUTIONS


· Our most recent meeting of the EV Education Action Committee took place at the Village Inn in Mesa on Monday March 22 at 5:30. This was our best attended meeting so far and much ground was covered. State Senator John Huppenthal ( Dist 20) was in attendance. There were a number of new people to the group there including many teachers, parents and… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on March 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Girls Scouts-Planned Parenthood Affiliation

(The following is from a recent newsletter from Family Watch International)

As we noted in our first report from the UN Convention on the Status of Women (CSW) a couple of weeks ago, Family Watch was the first organization to report the stunning story of a highly sexually graphic booklet that was available at a parallel event held by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. called “Girls Only Workshop.” This story has created quite a stir in the U.S. and in other…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 18, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Kyrene School District - Sexual Intercourse Training for 7th and 8th graders

Sex education will be the topic of two meetings planned THIS week by Kyrene School District. The meetings Tuesday and Wednesday will allow parents and community members to weigh in on curriculum of sex education and human growth and development for seventh- and eighth-graders.

The meetings run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kyrene District Office, 8700 S. Kyrene Road. The curriculum consists of five lessons and a document, "Guidelines for Presenters." The district is seeking feedback…

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 8, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Arizona IB Schools listed

Barry Goldwater High School – Phoenix

Cactus Shadows High School – Cave Creek

Carden Traditional School of Surprise - Surprise

Chandler High School - Chandler

Cholla High Magnet School – Tucson

Desert Mountain High School – Scottsdale

Grand Canyon Elementary School – Grand Canyon

Ironwood High School – Glendale

Millennium High School – Goodyear

Nogales High School – Nogales

North Canyon High School – Phoenix

North High School –… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on March 7, 2010 at 10:23pm — No Comments

IB at Chandler High

Thanks to Tim Naquin for drawing attention to the fact that the IB indoctrination is taking place at Chandler High School

http://www.mychandlerschools.org/chs/site/default.asp

Added by Harry Mathews on March 7, 2010 at 10:06pm — No Comments

You Will Lose the Right to Raise Your Child

Question: Who should raise a child?

a) A Government Social Worker

b) An 18-Member Panel of UN Experts

c) The Child's Parents



If you support the fundamental right of parents, rather than government, to direct the upbringing and education of their children, please read the following bulletin and sign the petition at www.parentalrights.org



There are two serious and imminent threats to parental rights that cannot be… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on March 4, 2010 at 7:36am — No Comments

Homeschooling: German Family Gets Political Asylum in U.S.

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Added by Harry Mathews on March 3, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

FAKE BIGOTRY PROMOTES RADICAL AGENDA OF THE REAL BIGOTS

UC Irvine AND UC Davis are extremely anti-American, anti-Israel, Anti-white, ultra-Leftist campuses. These symbols are often planted by Leftists to create the false impression that their radical teachings are needed. DON'T BE FOOLED BY THESE TACTICS. IT IS THE LEFTISTS THEMSELVES WHO ARE LIKELY DOING THIS. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE CONSUMED WITH HATE AND INTOLERANCE. THESE LEFTISTS ARE SICK AND VERY DANGEROUS





Racist incidents, protests… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on March 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Will the Real Bullies Please Rise?

A California judge has denied that parents are entitled to keep their kids out of pro-gay school lessons. Numerous Alameda school district parents claimed their right to have their children excused from such curriculum under a California "opt out" provision. Education Code section 51240 allows pupils to skip "health instruction" that conflicts with their parents' religious training or beliefs.

Katherine Alberts, attorney for the district, claimed the controversial lesson is explicitly part… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2010 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

Homework: Persuade Your Parents to Fill Out the Census

The U.S. Census Bureau has launched an aggressive campaign targeting school children in an effort to influence their parents to participate in the 2010 Census. The program is part of a $13 billion national public information effort, and will reach about 56 million students in 118,000 schools.

The plan is to disseminate posters, maps, teaching guides and lesson plans to every school in the nation, Puerto Rico and U.S. island territories. The Bureau is also helping schools plan for a Census… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Organizing Kids For Obama

February 26, 2010by Phyllis Schlafly



President Barack Obama's budget has added more than $100 billion of federal taxpayers' money to what is called "education," so that means it will be spent by alumni of the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing and/or the Chicago Democratic machine. We're indebted to Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com for exposing the shocking use of some of these funds.



Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 26, 2010 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments

A Teacher We Can Believe In

Teacher tackles gunman supected in school shooting



By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press Writer P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press Writer



LITTLETON, Colo. – The gunman was walking through a middle school parking lot and taking shots at students with a hunting rifle as terrified teenagers ran for their lives. He had just wounded two students and seemed ready to unleash more violence when a math teacher named David Benke sprung into… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 24, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

Vote No On All School Overrides

On page 68 of the attached Arizona Superintendant of Schools report please see the ADM (last column) which is how much that district spends per student.



Just on this page alone we can see the state spends between $6,437 and $24,862 per student. Classroom sizes range from 25 - 35 students that's betweem $160,925 and $870,170 per classroom! The teachers make between 35K and 50K per year. My conversations with teachers indicate that students can't spell or write any better than they did… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 24, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Join Campus Reform

Join an ASU campus reform group:


http://asu-tempe.campusreform.org/

Added by Harry Mathews on January 13, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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